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Watches for a Rookie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mr.orange, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I'd never heard of Parnis before but that's a great looking watch for under $100. No mention of waterproofing so I assume it's not though. Any idea how they hold up?
     
  2. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Please check out the watchyouseek forum for more information.
     
  3. santino

    santino New Member

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    depends on what kind of dress you wear. I have a few good looking Seikos to co-ordinate with different shoes. I just bought Omega seamaster from ebay for 400 bucks. Checked with jeweler- it is authentic. You can try ebay too if you can jugde between right and wrong.
    Good luck,
    Sonny.
     
  4. gwolf

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  5. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    Thanks for tip LB, I've been dying for leather banded watch and this sounds like a good place to start the hunt [​IMG]
     
  6. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Senior member

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    I'm a big fan of Seiko and Victorinox. Hamilton can be reasonably priced, as can Tissot. If you want to go real cheap, Timex can make some beaters that look reasonable.
     
  7. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    I am thinking of getting a parnis power reserve automatic. I have seen some really good reviews of it and love the look of it and it is cheap!

    Parnis is a made up chinese brand and the power reserve is a knock off of the IWC Portugese.

    Quality Control is non-existant so you may get an ok one, and you may get one that doesn't work or has other serious defects. I would tread carefully here.

    If you ask me, save your money for a while, and buy a pre-owned Stainless steel/black Rolex Submariner.

    Its a watch you will have for the rest of your life and it will look as good then as it did in 1960
     
  8. Arsenal

    Arsenal Well-Known Member

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    I can chime in on the Parnis Power Reserve for those interested.

    I purchased one about several months back and it looked to be quite nice for what I paid. Cosmetically, it was close to flawless, but there was a small nick out of the '7' - not enough to seriously bother me, but I'm a bit OCD and perfectionist. After about two weeks, the watch stopped working completely. The power reserve was pegged at 40, and despite all of my efforts, I couldn't get it to tick again.

    So I sent it back to China, and got a free replacement, with no hassles. My replacement is flawless cosmetically, though I am not terribly confident of how long the movement will last given my last experience.

    I really like the look of the watch, and I haven't been able to find anything close to this style for the price, or else I probably would have bought something else instead. I certainly can't afford the IWC Portuguese.

    TL;DR - Nice looking watch. Quality control is sketchy. YMMV.
     
  9. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    If you want to go Chinese, I'd go with Seagull rather than Parnis.
     

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